Athletics Hall of Fame
Al Westerlund

Al Westerlund

SPORT(S) Baseball, Football, Basketball, Boxing
PLAYED AT BSU 1945-1949
Member BSU Baseball Team 1946 - 1949; member of BSU Football Team 1945 -1946; member of BSU Basketball Team 1945-1946; Member of BSU Boxing Team 1947; played 13 seasons of state amateur baseball; selected as most valuable player under 21 years of age in the Upper Mississippi Valley Baseball League by the American Baseball Congress; participated in tryouts with the Minneapolis Millers and Boston (now Atlanta) Braves; selected for numerous all-star squads; taught industrial arts and physical education at Brooten High School 1950-'58 where he also served as athletic director and coached football and baseball; taught Industrial Arts at Richfield High School 1959-'60; started and directed summer recreation program; served as district delegate for the Minnesota State High School League; served as President of the District Coaches' Association; founded Westerlund Insurance Agency, 1960; served in WW II; very active in community youth and human service organizations; member of the Bemidji State University Foundation.